WIAA | Apprentice of the Year 2020 – Congratulations Andrew Barrett!

WIAA | 2020 Apprentice of the Year

WIAA Apprentice of the Year calls for recognition of excellence in the weighing industry for apprentices & trainees.  WIAA aims to recognise an individual’s contribution to a rapidly changing industry. Nominators are asked to specify the applicant’s contribution to enhancing the industry.


Andrew is employed as a Trainee Service Technician at Mettler Toledo. Andrew has developed into a key member of the Victorian Service team and consistently goes above and beyond for Mettler Toledo. Confidence in Andrew’s skills and ability is at the point that he works unsupervised and on occasions he has been able to provide supervision and inspection of civil works on weighbridge installation sites.

WIAA Annual General Meeting 2020 & Guest Speakers

Due to restrictions on gatherings and travel because of COVID-19, the Weighing Industry Association of Australia Limited 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held as a virtual meeting Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 9.30am AEDT.

To attend the meeting, PLEASE REGISTER HERE before 5.00pm AEDT Monday 5 October 2020, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

The AGM papers are below:

We would like to invite members to nominate for a National Committee role – nominations are due by 5pm Wednesday, 30th September 2020.

Simply complete the form and return it to wiaa@theassociationspecialists.com.au.

After the AGM we will announce the winner of the Apprentice of the Year 2020 & have GUEST SPEAKERS Darryl Hines and Gavin Watts from Legal Metrology Branch – National Measurement Institute talk to us about:

 Updates on Measurement Law review
 Service licensee compliance on the next 12 months.
 OIML Updates.

Multidimensional Measuring Instruments: Comment on OIML R 129

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to review the international standard for Multidimensional Measuring You are invited to comment on the National Measurement Institute’s (NMI) review of the international standard for Multidimensional Measuring Instruments. The Instruments. The OIML R 129 standard is the international Recommendation for the requirements and testing procedures used to evaluate these instruments.

As part of this process, we are seeking input on the Fourth Committee Draft (4 CD) of the review of OIML R 129: ‘Multidimensional Measuring Instruments’.

The comments you provide will form part of a consolidated Australian submission on the 4 CD of the review of OIML R 129. Your insights will allow NMI to better represent Australian industry and facilitate international trade through this international Recommendation.

Source from the National Measurement Institute. For more details please visit https://consult.industry.gov.au/national-measurement-institute/comment-sought-onoiml-r-129/

Monitoring Compliance of Servicing Licensees and Verifiers

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has recently enhanced its programs to monitor servicing licensee and verifier compliance with the regulatory requirements for verification of trade measuring instruments.

NMI is using information from a range of data sets, including verification notifications (Form 6s), test reports and trade measurement inspections, to help target those licensees and verifiers with the greatest risk of non-compliance.

NMI Inspectors are undertaking verifier instrument audits, including test report evaluations, to check the work of licensees and verifiers.

In addition to checking that verifications are being carried out in accordance with relevant instrument test procedures, areas of particular focus for NMI’s compliance monitoring include:

  • verification notifications (Form 6s) not being submitted, including those not being submitted within the required 14 days
  • test reports for complex measuring instruments not being submitted
  • verifiers performing verifications without a statement of attainment for the appropriate instrument subclass
  • licensees performing verifications without the appropriate instrument class being nominated on their licence.

NMI is committed to ensuring the laws related to instrument verification are being followed correctly and encouraging improved licensee and verifier behaviour where required. Penalties for persistent and/or severe breaches can include an infringement notice with associated fine, and/or suspension or cancellation of a servicing licence.

Information on NMI Cost Recovery Policy and Fee Changes Implemented from 1 July 2019 

NMI undertook consultations recently on the draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2018-2019 (CRIS) paper on charging for NMI’s regulatory activities.

Feedback from the consultation was considered along with the Government’s cost recovery policy in developing the final CRIS, which includes fee increases for their regulatory services.

Summaries of the fee increases for Pattern Approval, Trade Measurement Licensing and Legal Metrology Authority Appointments are provided in the documents below. A comprehensive analysis of the proposed fee structures and their implementation is provided in the CRIS, now available on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website here: https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/national-measurement-institute-cost-recovery-implementation-statement

Amendments to the National Measurement Regulations 1999 and National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 to implement the fee increases have now been promulgated and came in to effect from 1 July 2019.

If you require further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact NMI via email at NMIcostrecovery@measurement.gov.au or alternatively call +61 2 8467 3419.

Summary of Legal Metrology Authority Appointments fee changes
Summary of Licensing fee changes
Summary of Pattern Approval fee changes

NMI Consultation Extended

NMI Consultation Extended:
Deadline for comment on Measurement Law Review
discussion papers is now 23 June 2019

Public consultation on the second set of discussion papers for the Measurement Law Review (the Review) has been extended until 23 June 2019. If you are interested in providing a response to the papers, please make your submission by the above date.

The issues examined in the three discussion papers include:

  • What measurements should apply when buying particular goods or services (Measurement-Based Transactions)
  • How we can safeguard confidence in the measuring instruments used to price those goods and services (Measuring Instruments)
  • How to ensure our measurements are consistent with international standards (Traceable Measurements).

You are invited to review and respond to the papers on the department’s consultation hub:

Two further discussion papers concerning Third-Party Arrangements andCompliance Arrangements will be released later in the year.

If you have any questions regarding the review, please call 1300 686 664 or email measurementlawreview@industry.gov.au

WIAA has prepared a draft submission that members are welcome to use as a basis for their submission. If you would like a copy of these submissions, please contact the WIAA office.

WIAA Annual General Meeting Cumberland Country Golf Club 248 Old Prospect Road Greystanes Thursday 29 November 2018

WIAA Annual General Meeting Minutes – Final 4-12-18

Kilogram set to be redefined, heralding a new era of measurement.

Read the article here:



WIAA- Weighing Industry Association response to the Scope of Australia’s Measurement Laws

WIAA – response to the Scope of Australia’s Measurement Laws Discussion Paper.